Instructables: exploring - technology - computer - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:13:49 PST BLOX v1.01 Bike Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Buddy/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:49:48 PST
Skull fan from used computer parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Skull-fan/
Skull fan from used computer parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/S2QA/I2WDWMKH/F2ZS2QAI2WDWMKH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/S2QA/I2WDWMKH/F2ZS2QAI2WDWMKH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/S2QA/I2WDWMKH/F2ZS2QAI2WDWMKH.SMALL.jpg MattBruzer Our hackerspace the RabbitHole participated in a 48 hour competition for makers called the Deconstruction. The goal was to deconstruct the world around us and create something completely new from existing objects.Our makerspace is very fortunate to have technical items donated. We often get broken...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:38:18 PST
Circuit Board Lamp 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Lamp-20/
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:30:48 PST
Lunch Box Computer with Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Lunch-Box-Computer-with-Raspberry-Pi/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 18:38:53 PST
Space-Saving Monitor Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Saving-Monitor-Stand/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 19:49:21 PST
Raspberry Pi Touch Screen Car Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Touch-Screen-Car-Computer/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:51:47 PDT
Super Sexy Sound Switcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Sexy-Sound-Switcher/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:19:27 PDT
Personal Minecraft Server in Custom Block Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Personal-Minecraft-Server-in-Custom-Block-Case/
Personal Minecraft Server in Custom Block Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/S00O/I1LZ0W31/FBHS00OI1LZ0W31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/S00O/I1LZ0W31/FBHS00OI1LZ0W31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/S00O/I1LZ0W31/FBHS00OI1LZ0W31.SMALL.jpg foxwater I've been wanting to build my own Minecraft server for quite awhile now, and thought it would be extra "cool" to build one in the style of a grass block from the game. Here were some of the goals for the project:- Small form factor- Low energy consumption (since it will be running 24/7)- Quiet- Allo...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:58:23 PDT
Raspberry Pi Emulator Console for the Backseat http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Emulator-Console-for-the-Backseat/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:58:56 PDT
Sheet metal computer cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Sheet-metal-computer-cooler/
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By: Shawn HibmaCronan

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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:26:12 PDT
Building your own Micromite Companion Minicomputer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-own-Micromite-Companion-Minicomputer/
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:44:37 PDT
Laptop Motherboard Revival http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Motherboard-Revival/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:12:26 PDT
Adding Bluetooth to an EEG headset for mind-controlled projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Bluetooth-to-an-EEG-headset-for-Mind-contro/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:30:12 PDT
Vintage Inspired Stereo http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Inspired-Stereo/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:29 PDT
Make a Live USB to boot from a USB drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Live-USB-to-boot-from-a-USB-drive/
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 19:44:39 PDT
Turn Any Computer Keyboard Into a Midi Keytar http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Any-Computer-Keyboard-Into-A-Midi-Key-tar/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:37:11 PDT
Program your Arduino with an Android device! http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-your-Arduino-with-a-Android-device/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:29:33 PDT
Recycling CPUs Processor Heat http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-CPUs-Processor-Heat/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 05:46:30 PDT
USB Oscilloscope with Signal generator http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Oscilloscope-with-Signal-generator/
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:11:32 PDT
Guide To Computer Cable Management http://www.instructables.com/id/Guide-To-Computer-Cable-Management/
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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 01:20:48 PDT
Mjolnir - The Portable Media Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Mjolnir-The-Portable-Media-Computer/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 10:26:25 PDT
Create External Buttons For Your Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-External-Buttons-For-Your-Keyboard/
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:11:33 PDT
My Steampunk Keyboard version http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Steampunk-Keyboard-version/
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:19:07 PDT
Raspberry Pi Water Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Water-Cooler/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 21:37:22 PDT
NFC Computer Unlocker http://www.instructables.com/id/NFC-Computer-Unlocker/
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:14:00 PDT
Scratch 4 Arduino and Cybot Control (Rover basics) http://www.instructables.com/id/Scratch-4-Arduino-and-Cybot-Control/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:24:41 PDT
Dummy Monitor for Photo Shoots and Product Demos http://www.instructables.com/id/Dummy-Monitor-for-Photo-Shoots-and-Product-Demos/
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:31:03 PDT
Raspberry Pi Rain Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Rain-Box/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:30:31 PST
Secret Keyboard Hack! http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Keyboard-Hack/
Secret Keyboard Hack! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/D91Z/HPJBINUQ/FZND91ZHPJBINUQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/D91Z/HPJBINUQ/FZND91ZHPJBINUQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/D91Z/HPJBINUQ/FZND91ZHPJBINUQ.SMALL.jpg rickyeatough Computers, mice & keyboards are everywhere nowadays. So why not hack one? The keyboards look innocent - well, most of them.... Most of us don't use the small numeric keypad, which houses the num lock button. So, might as well put it to good use - turn it into a small, quick, concealed & secure ...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:28:44 PST
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm/
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:13:28 PST
Hemisphere Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Hemisphere-Keyboard/
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 07:42:36 PDT
How to make an Ergonomic USB Mouse (Ergo Mouse) - made from Styrofoam http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Ergonomic-USB-Mouse-Ergo-Mouse-/
How to make an Ergonomic USB Mouse (Ergo Mouse) - made from Styrofoam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SMALL.jpg Hey Jude Hello! If you have ever found yourself getting tired hands/wrists while using a computer Mouse (sometimes it even leads to RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury), or you wished you could just open up that mouse and re-arrange all the functional components just the way you wanted, so it felt great to use -...
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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:37:08 PDT
Sonic Screwdriver TV-B-Gone Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Screwdriver-TV-B-Gone-Conversion/
Sonic Screwdriver TV-B-Gone Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WW5A/HE7D30XH/F46WW5AHE7D30XH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WW5A/HE7D30XH/F46WW5AHE7D30XH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WW5A/HE7D30XH/F46WW5AHE7D30XH.SMALL.jpg furrysalamander So last month, I found out my friend's birthday was coming up, and I decided I had to get them something amazing.  She's a really big Doctor Who fan, and I had just finished watching all of the episodes currently on Netflix.  I was browsing around online looking for Doctor Who related presents, and ...
By: furrysalamander

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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:36:41 PDT
Port a Raspberry Pi Project: http://www.instructables.com/id/Port-a-Raspberry-Pi-Project/
Port a Raspberry Pi Project: - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/W1OM/HDOW6I2S/F69W1OMHDOW6I2S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/W1OM/HDOW6I2S/F69W1OMHDOW6I2S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/W1OM/HDOW6I2S/F69W1OMHDOW6I2S.SMALL.jpg old_alex Raspberry PI Powered by AC,  Automobile Accessory or Rechargeable DC source The eventual result of this instructable is, a portable (self powered) raspberry pi system to run field experiments.  Part 1 Small inexpensive portable system that includes, Computer (RPI), Monitor with Audio speakers (...
By: old_alex

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Fri, 1 Mar 2013 13:05:14 PST
The Cardboard Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cardboard-Computer/
The Cardboard Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/DF26/HDOW9Y7F/F3PDF26HDOW9Y7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/DF26/HDOW9Y7F/F3PDF26HDOW9Y7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/DF26/HDOW9Y7F/F3PDF26HDOW9Y7F.SMALL.jpg sunFlow3r Hey everybody!  This is the cardboard computer case I made.  I had an old ancient Dell Dimension 2400 that was in serious need of a make over, just in time for the Cardboard and Duck Tape contest! Even though it seems like it would be very hard, taking apart a computer and putting it back together a...
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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:14:09 PST
Microcontroller controlled Home Entertainment System http://www.instructables.com/id/Microcontroller-controlled-Home-Entertainment-Syst/
Microcontroller controlled Home Entertainment System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/PZ2C/HD4VHOCD/F6DPZ2CHD4VHOCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/PZ2C/HD4VHOCD/F6DPZ2CHD4VHOCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/PZ2C/HD4VHOCD/F6DPZ2CHD4VHOCD.SMALL.jpg Propellerpowered This Instructable will take you on my journey to replace my old Netflix/Vudu Bluray player with a PC based entertainment station for my LCD projector. I wanted to be able to access and control Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Crackle, NBC, ABC, and the Weather Channel using only a simple remote control. Al...
By: Propellerpowered

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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:48:35 PST
Running 3 monitors by installing second PCI Express card http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-3-monitors-by-installing-second-PCI-Expres/
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By: MikeKulls

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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:24:30 PST
USB Powered LED Articulating Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Powered-LED-Articulating-Lamp/
USB Powered LED Articulating Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/65PQ/HDGQMUCT/FB465PQHDGQMUCT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/65PQ/HDGQMUCT/FB465PQHDGQMUCT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/65PQ/HDGQMUCT/FB465PQHDGQMUCT.SMALL.jpg mattpshaw I designed this lamp as part of my senior thesis exhibition in college. It is a small-scale version of a classic articulating desk lamp that is powered by a standard USB port.  The lamp can be plugged directly into a laptop to act as a keyboard light or it can be placed in a base and powered via a U...
By: mattpshaw

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Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:35:50 PST
3D Printed GoPro Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-GoPro-Mount/
3D Printed GoPro Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/VL0Z/HD4VLX6L/F4TVL0ZHD4VLX6L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/VL0Z/HD4VLX6L/F4TVL0ZHD4VLX6L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/VL0Z/HD4VLX6L/F4TVL0ZHD4VLX6L.SMALL.jpg freeza36 For the "Up" Challenge I decided to make something that I have wanted to make for a while now; a 3D printed GoPro mount. They are expensive to buy at stores, and I now have access to not only Solidworks designing program, but 3D printers. It does cost money of course, but at least I have access to t...
By: freeza36

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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:46:58 PST
Design Your Own Functional Art! http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Your-Own-Functional-Art/
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By: jsrook

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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:17:50 PST
wireless mouse in a nes gamepad 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/wireless-mouse-in-a-nes-gamepad-3/
wireless mouse in a nes gamepad 3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WVHT/HAQ37SXW/F0DWVHTHAQ37SXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WVHT/HAQ37SXW/F0DWVHTHAQ37SXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WVHT/HAQ37SXW/F0DWVHTHAQ37SXW.SMALL.jpg champx Here is my third version of the mouse nes the original nes mouse was made by MrPumpernickel you can see the original at: http://threepercentdone.com/#12 it is shorter, better design, more ergonomic than my V2 and with logitech electronics first, cut and keep the necessary elements that is to...
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 05:17:01 PST
Building POF home user network http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-POF-home-user-network/
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By: Milen

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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:06:10 PST
Control LEDs by Laptop or other Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/You-want-to-do-what-With-WHAT/
Control LEDs by Laptop or other Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/TA31/HA4MMJNM/F46TA31HA4MMJNM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/TA31/HA4MMJNM/F46TA31HA4MMJNM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/TA31/HA4MMJNM/F46TA31HA4MMJNM.SMALL.jpg Dream Dragon This project is very much geared towards Christmas Decorations but with a little imagination the technique could be applied to all sorts of other applications. It's REALLY important normally to not connect anything DIRECTLY to the computer.  These LED based lights are designed to work on THREE dry ...
By: Dream Dragon

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Mon, 3 Dec 2012 02:35:35 PST
How to turn a Millennium Falcon into a PC! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-a-Millennium-Falcon-into-a-PC/
How to turn a Millennium Falcon into a PC! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SMALL.jpg BradJordan I wanted to build a unique computer to hook up to my TV to watch movies. I searched the Internet for a while trying to get an idea of what I could make it out of and finally ran across the 1979 Kenner Millennium Falcon. While I was searching I found only a few other people that have modded this, one...
By: BradJordan

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Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:24:07 PST
How to Make Musical Floppy Drives http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Musical-Floppy-Drives/
How to Make Musical Floppy Drives - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/2NUQ/H2MYK9ZA/FEM2NUQH2MYK9ZA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/2NUQ/H2MYK9ZA/FEM2NUQH2MYK9ZA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/2NUQ/H2MYK9ZA/FEM2NUQH2MYK9ZA.SMALL.jpg Analogue-Chick My brother posted a video about this on facebook almost a year ago. Some old floppy drives playing Bach's masterpiece Toccata & Fugue and it got me really interested. So I read about it when the author posted a how-to on his blog and did a couple of tweaking using SammyIAm's Musical...
By: Analogue-Chick

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Thu, 31 May 2012 23:10:55 PDT
Podpadstudios. R2D2 Computer Case Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Podpadstudios-R2D2-Computer-Case-Mod/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/A37Q/H94ZAPEM/F0KA37QH94ZAPEM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/A37Q/H94ZAPEM/F0KA37QH94ZAPEM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/A37Q/H94ZAPEM/F0KA37QH94ZAPEM.SMALL.jpg podpadstudios R2D2  Computer http://www.podpadstudios.co.uk I have a bit of a passion for building unusual computer cases and have spent many years trying to come up with different types of designs. I have always wanted to make a full size R2D2. Combining my desire to make a full size R2D2 and computer modding re...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:36:05 PST
RaspberryPi Powered Wearable Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/RaspberryPi-Powered-Wearable-Computer/
RaspberryPi Powered Wearable Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/KRA5/H8RVBII7/F29KRA5H8RVBII7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/KRA5/H8RVBII7/F29KRA5H8RVBII7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/KRA5/H8RVBII7/F29KRA5H8RVBII7.SMALL.jpg meztek I have been interested in wearable computing for a while.  Until the RaspberryPi was released, there was no affordable and compact option for the computer part of a wearable computer.  My original setup used a laptop in a backpack, but that is a little too big to be practical.  I have seen a lot...
By: meztek

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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 20:35:42 PDT
CHIP-8 and the Pocket Mini Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/CHIP-8-and-the-Pocket-Mini-Computer/
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By: Propellerpowered

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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:19:47 PDT
Mouse with USB port (optional internal drive) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mouse-with-USB-port-optional-internal-drive/
Mouse with USB port (optional internal drive) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/1RXS/H742PRDY/FC61RXSH742PRDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/1RXS/H742PRDY/FC61RXSH742PRDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/1RXS/H742PRDY/FC61RXSH742PRDY.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash This project for me is more useful than it first appears, I use this mouse all the time and all though it was quite fiddly to make It was worth the effort. Now why would I want a  mouse with a USB port hanging out the side? The main reason is that I do a lot of computer aided drawing on a lap top wh...
By: liquidhandwash

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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:45:54 PDT
Lego Raspberry Pi Case (for A & B model) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Raspberry-Pi-Case/
Lego Raspberry Pi Case (for A & B model) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/OTHJ/H6MF3J1K/FGPOTHJH6MF3J1K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/OTHJ/H6MF3J1K/FGPOTHJH6MF3J1K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/OTHJ/H6MF3J1K/FGPOTHJH6MF3J1K.SMALL.jpg darrennie Before getting my Raspberry Pi B model in the mail I made up my mind to make a case for it (pretty much a necessity). After looking at many very cool designs, I discovered a girl named Biz over at raspberrypi.org had made a case out of Lego and had the proper x & y dimensions, 9 x 13. So I ran the ...
By: darrennie

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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 17:33:12 PDT